Past Events

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 9:00pm
Duke Teaching Observatory
Speaker: Yuriy Bomze
Event canceled due to cloud cover Observe the solar system objects, binary stars, star clusters, galaxies and nebulas through the university's five Meade LX200 GPS Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes. See website for directions.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 12:00pm
Sanford 223, Rhodes Conference Room
Speaker: Nasser Hadian, Mark Emamian, Peter Feaver
Nasser Hadian, a prominent professor of political science at the faculty of law and political science at the University of Tehran will headline a lunchtime talk "The Iran Nuclear Deal: What's at Stake." He will offer the Iranian perspective on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the... Read More »
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 5:00pm
Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium Side A
Speaker: Matthew Clark, PhD
Join us as we define the future of technology and engineering. At Northrop Grumman, we¿ve developed the Future Technical Leaders (FTL) Program - a professional development opportunity aimed at identifying and investing in Northrop Grumman¿s next generation of technologists, engineers, architects... Read More »
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 3:30pm
Physics 128
Speaker: M. Cristina Marchetti (Syracuse Biomaterials Institute)
"Self-Organization and Mechanics of Active Matter" Bird flocks, bacterial suspensions, and colloids propelled by self-catalytic reactions are examples of active matter collectives of individually driven, dissipative units with fascinating emergent behavior at large scales. Active systems self-... Read More »
Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 10:00am
Gross Hall 330
Speaker: Yuqi Wua, Dept of Applied Mathematics, University of Washington
Abstract In this work, we develop a class of parallel domain decomposition method for simulating blood flow in three-dimensional compliant arteries. We model the fluid-structure interaction problem by using a monolithically coupled system of linear elasticity equation and incompressible Navier-... Read More »
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 9:00pm
Duke Teaching Observatory
The Fall 2015 observation season at Duke Teaching Observatory opens this Wednesday, August 12 at 9pm. The main event of the evening is Perseids Meteor Shower. Few telescopes will be set for Solar system and deep sky objects observation. See directions at Read More »
Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 10:00pm
Duke Teaching Observatory
Speaker: Yuriy Bomze
Testing Events Block for Teaking Observatory
Friday, July 10, 2015 - 2:00pm
Physics 278
Speaker: Shunsuku Horiuchi, Virginia Tech
It has been unknown whether most massive stars end their lives as supernova explosions, or whether a significant fraction collapse to black holes with only a limited optical transient. I will discuss recent supernova simulation results and on-going observational studies which is starting to paint a... Read More »
Monday, June 29, 2015 - 11:00am
Physics 298
Speaker: Francesco Ciccarello (NEST Pisa and University of Palermo, Italy)
The spectral density (SD) function has a central role in the study of open quantum systems (OQSs). We show a spectroscopic method for measuring the SD, requiring neither the OQS to be initially excited nor its time evolution to be tracked in time, which is not limited to the weak-coupling regime.... Read More »
Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 11:00am
Physics 298
Speaker: Fu-Jiun Jiang (National Taiwan Normal University)
Using first principles quantum Monte Carlo simulations and the methods developed in arXiv:1502.02980, we study the real-time dynamics of large open quantum spin systems in two-spatial dimensions. In particular, the dynamics of the considered systems is entirely driven by dissipative processes.... Read More »